In his Migration Series, painter Jacob Lawrence captures the movement of African Americans from the rural south to cities in the north. The paintings, like many of the individuals represented in them, eventually settled in D.C., and the works wound up in the possession of the Phillips Collection. Last April, the Phillips collaborated with the U.S. Department of State to host a series of workshops in Pakistan about The Migration Series and its message of social change, then encouraged students, educators, and emerging artists to create work driven by their personal and national histories. The resulting exhibit includes 29 works by young Pakistani artists and 20 more created by students and orphans, all of which tell unique stories about the journeys they’ve embarked on as artists and individuals.
The exhibit is on view 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays; 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays; and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays to Dec. 31 at the Phillips Collection, 1600 21st St. NW. $10–$12. (202) 381-2151. phillipscollection.org.